BeSober: Assisting relapse prevention in Alcohol Addiction using a novel mobile app-based intervention

Vinay Jayachandra, Rashmi Kesidi, Zhou Yang, Chen Zhang, Zhenhe Pan, Victor Sheng, Fang Jin

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Abstract

Chronic alcohol consumption has become one of the major concerns of the society in the sector of public health. The death toll due to excessive consumption of alcohol is increasing exponentially. Face-To-face interaction to create awareness and to stymie the consumption of alcohol is a quixotic solution. Alcohol relapse remains a challenging problem in disorders associated with alcohol addiction which is related to spatial-Temporal factors like periods and specific places. In this paper, a new generation of relapse prevention mobile application called 'BeSober' is proposed. It assists users to develop abstemious habits in drinking, providing support within the intervention period, tracking risky alcoholic spots, presenting community-based support from alternative users or alcohol addiction therapists, monitoring addict's behaviour and offer personalized recommendations to assist the addict in staying sober.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2020
EditorsMartin Atzmuller, Michele Coscia, Rokia Missaoui
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages944-947
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728110561
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 7 2020
Event12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2020 - Virtual, Online, Netherlands
Duration: Dec 7 2020Dec 10 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2020 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2020

Conference

Conference12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2020
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityVirtual, Online
Period12/7/2012/10/20

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